27, rue de Fleurus
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In the footsteps of giants: Gertrude Stein's Paris salon
After leaving the Luxembourg Gardens, walk along the rue de Fleurus to number 27, the former home of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and the location for their famed weekly salon from 1903 to 1938. Today it's a private building, but if you’re lucky the gates will be open and you can catch a glimpse of the courtyard beyond. No matter if the gates are closed, though, for you're standing in the footsteps of a Who's Who of the early twentieth century: Apollinare, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gris, Joyce, Matisse and Picasso are only a few of the luminaries that visited Stein and Toklas here. (Approximately 250 metres/a quarter mile)
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